I had another look at lang-8 today, to find some mistakes to talk about. I’ve been on that site quite a bit recently - it’s quite an addictive website, you should definitely check it out. I even got the urge to write something in Japanese and 5 nice people have already corrected my rambling, broken Japanese.
So, here is today’s mistake. What do you think is wrong with these sentences?
In these days I’ve been quite busy. In late last night I went out for dinner.
The mistake is in. Both of those sentences don’t need inat the start.
These days I’ve been quite busy. Late last night I went out for dinner.
You can use in if it’s a month: In September I was really busy.
Or, if you say the evening. In the evening I went out for dinner.
I think it’s a great site for beginners to learn some basic vocabulary.
The whole site is brilliantly done and beautiful. And that’s all that needs to be said really. Go and see it for yourself.
Kia Ora in Stick News today CNN has reported that online ticket sites are selling tickets to Obama’s inauguration for thousands of dollars.
Last week, Barack Obama won the US presidential election. But he doesn’t officially become the president until the 20th of January. Before Obama becomes president he has to put his hand on a book and say an oath. Options include: the kind of book, whether to say swear or affirm and whether or not to say: So help me God. CNN reported that entry to the event in Washington is free if your congressman or senator grants your request, but with demand outpacing supply a traditional giveaway has turned into a thriving online marketplace. Some ticket brokers are selling tickets to the inauguration for thousands of dollars. Organizers said selling the tickets violates the spirit of the event and is absolutely insane.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday 12th of November. Kia Ora.